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Jeff Bezos’ guide to life – TechCrunch
> On raising kids: Jeff and his wife let their kids use sharp knives since they were four and soon had them wielding power tools, because if they hurt themselves, they’d learn. Jeff says his wife’s perspective is “I’d much rather have a kid with nine fingers than a resourceless kid.” On choosing a romantic partner: When Jeff decided he was ready to settle down, his friends set him up on tons of blind dates. He eventually knew he’d found his wife when he met someone truly resourceful. “I wanted a woman who could get me out of a third-world prison” Jeff said. ... “We all get to choose our life stories. It’s our choices that define us, not our gifts. You can only be proud of your choices” Jeff says. You either choose a life of “ease and comfort”, or of “service and adventure”, and when you’re 80, you’ll be more proud of the latter.
bezos  children  relationships  choices  life 
6 days ago by porejide
Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule
Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world.
creativity  amazon  bezos  experimentation 
16 days ago by gdw
There's precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn't end well. — Quartz
The German drugmaker Bayer, which saw its profits fall 17% in the third quarter of 2017 as pharmacies closed, even has a name for it: “the Amazon Effect.”
Amazon  Jeff  Bezos  anti-trust  antitrust  monopsony  monopoly  Google  duopoly  anti-competitive 
20 days ago by asterisk2a
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World's richest man right there Started in books! Healthglow The originato…
wealthyglow  bezos  firstdata  bookdata  from twitter
22 days ago by kexrex
What I Learned From Reading Every Amazon Shareholders Letter
Quote: "Will you admire this person? Will this person raise the average level of effectiveness of the group they’re entering? Along what dimension might this person be a superstar?" and lots of other Bezos / Amazon quotes.
hiring  amazon  leadership  management  strategy  bezos 
4 weeks ago by ajohnson1200
Bezos' 2016 shareholder letter
Four thoughts on high velocity decision making - how and why to aspire to this
advice  amazon  bezos  business  strategy  decisionmaking  process 
6 weeks ago by fraser
I significantly underestimated the power of Jeff Bezos | LinkedIn
But, then again, knowledge monopolists are not like every other business. Every writer, every media outlet, every book publisher depends on these companies for their financial survival. These companies, therefore, have a unique ability to inhibit criticism of themselves. They don’t need to lift a finger to ward off naysayers. By virtue of their size, the fact that they dominate much of the market for disseminating ideas, criticizing them often seems like a suicidal gesture.
amazon  bezos  power  monopoly  antitrust  influence  lobby  society  writers 
8 weeks ago by ivar

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